Last weekend on the way up to the Mille Lacs ride. Tom asked me if I had ever broken/bent a seat post. I told him not since I was kid and even bragged a little about how I was riding a carbon fiber post with no problems. Yesterday was my first ride since returning from Mille Lacs....crack.. today... snap. I so jinxed myself, so I guess now I get to spend 70 bucks on an aluminum post with an offset and infinite adjustment. Unless of course I'm felling rich then I'll spend 90 on a Tomson.